Tips for Breaking a Bad Habit

Who doesn’t have a bad habit? It would be hard to find someone that you know that won’t admit to having some type of bad habit. These habits can be related to your health, your relationship or to your business.  

One of the hardest things about breaking a bad habit is getting enough motivation to actually take steps to break it. Some of the most well-known ways to break a habit include: 

  • Quitting cold turkey
  • Setting a date to quit your habit
  • Replacing the bad habit with a good one

All of these methods can easily work for you, if you are truly ready to break your habit. Would you say that you currently have the desire to quit your habit? Or is it something that you keep putting off until next week? 

We are all busy with our lives and this is why quitting cold turkey or setting a quitting date do not always work. The minute you tell yourself that you can’t have or do something, you end up thinking about it all day long. Small children are a fantastic example of this. When you tell them that they can’t have something, they drive you nuts asking for it. 

So what can you do instead? 

Your approach to quitting your bad habit needs to be a little different. Let’s say for example that you want to quit eating sugar. The minute you place this item on an ‘I can never have it’ list, you constantly crave it. 

How about tackling it this way. 

Get up tomorrow morning and tell yourself that you are just going to get through one day without eating sugar. You will find it much easier to say no when offered something that contains sugar, because there is always tomorrow. 

What you will discover is that when tomorrow comes you only have to get through one day without eating sugar. Again it will be much easier to manage and you will find that your motivation increases. Within a few days you won’t be craving the sugar as much and you will start automatically saying no when offered cake or cookies. 

Now that’s not to say you can never eat a piece of cake again. Honestly who doesn’t want to have a piece of birthday or a slice of wedding cake when offered? All you are doing is not making sweets treats a huge part of your life. Instead you can easily reserve these things as ‘treats’ for a special occasion. 

Here’s some steps for you to consider: 

  1. Try and determine what it is that makes you perform your bad habit. Is it getting upset or frustrated with someone? Write down the reason and keep it somewhere that you can see it. 
  2. If you are letting someone’s reaction to something force you into eating, switch the eating up with another action. Maybe go for a walk, have a cup of tea or coffee or call up a friend. Don’t let your habit rule your emotions. 
  3. Is your bad habit affecting your health, do you feel stiff and sore or know that you are putting on the pounds, but hate to admit it? Think about how you will feel if you continue in this way, are you ready to start feeling worse about yourself? 

Breaking a bad habit is not going to be easy. While you do need to be aware of your choices, you don’t want this to become an obsession. Instead take one day at a time and get through those 12 or 14 hours at a time. I am sure you will agree that this seems more doable than using another method. Plus if you do fall off the wagon, you have only ruined one day and can get back on track tomorrow. 

RDP Tuesday: agitate

For my Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday, I choose agitate.

Yesterday’s word was serene, but the weather has changed! Have a wonderful Tuesday and post your response in pictures or words or both.

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How to deal with your pain?

A Better Man

It’s clear that we should try to alleviate other people’s pain – but what should we do about our own pain? One answer is to channel it into our passions.

Someone who did that to great effect was the rapper Eminem. Growing up in a poor family in a trailer park, he suffered many tribulations, which continued into his young adulthood with a slew of familial betrayals and bad jobs.

However, rather than stewing in his troubles, he used them as grist for his creative mill – transforming them into material for the rap lyrics that would eventually propel him from underground rap battles in Detroit to worldwide superstardom, with 220 million record sales under his belt.

Imagine you’ve sparked your burning desire and identified the talent that represents your calling. Mission accomplished, right?

Well, not quite. You’ve ignited your inner fire, but now you need to keep fueling it…

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On the top

Le Drake Noir

Kaysersberg in Alsace, a walk uphill.
The inhabitants are called “kaysersbergeois” in french.
The town name is the german word for the Emperor’s Mountain.
The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder
of both its strategic importance and its warlike past.
The view from the fortress is amazing and the stone steps are well used.
Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine-growing areas in Alsace.
The first vines were brought there in the 16th century from Hungary.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20, 2019

Go Dog Go Café

Tuesday Writing PromptDevereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  

Use the phrase “edge of summer” in a poem or short piece of prose.

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Late season review by Lakers: LeBron James prepares to reboot Hollywood with Anthony Davis — Archy news nety

LeBron James’ second season with the Los Angeles Lakers with Anthony Davis as co-star is more of a reboot than a sequel. The cast of the characters will be drastically different, and James will be in his wheelhouse, with shooters and veterans supporting him in a system that allows him to steer everything. The Lakers…

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3 ways to make your property more marketable to tenants

Wood Create

Have an existing property that isn’t getting much attention from potential tenants? Rentals, apartments and flats, especially near the city, are always in high demand, although there is still a lot of competition. For those looking for ways to make a property more marketable, why not take a look at some of these tips on how to help make yours stand out above the rest.

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1.   Consider your tenant

Perhaps the most important factor to consider in making a property appealing to a tenant is to be aware of what they need it for and why they’re moving there. With student accommodation, for example, a great thing to consider is the property’s proximity to educational facilities, surrounding bars and restaurants, and internet speed so that they can complete work when not on campus studying.

A great way of covering all bases, while also saving some money, is to go…

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